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Is now a nightclub I think.
MrWenger - 1 Sep 2011 11:41
Yes, ANOTHER slug and lettice. Same place, same staff (near enough), new paint and 30% more expensive than it was before. Trying to be upmarket in a town that considers Wayne Rooney's girlfriend to be a toff. Just plain sad. Go to the Harrow of King's Head. If you can still walk that far then try and make it to the Hop Pole. Cheaper and FAR better quality.
Mr_FRISKY - 30 Jun 2007 20:56
Has now closed down to become what looks like ANOTHER Slug & Lettuce. First of all the one in Marlow and now this place, will the one in Wycombe follow???
mikeyr1234 - 11 Mar 2007 02:06
That should have been hog rather than hos. Keyboard problems here...
Mr_FRISKY - 26 Sep 2006 18:29
Hogshead = cask of ale equivalent to approximately 50 imperial gallons.

Hog's head is the head of the hog. Hos is defined (in the same dictionary) as a domesticated pig, esp. a castrated male reared for slaughter. Hmmm. Could be rather clever joke on the staff or clientele?

Only one ale in here now: Bombadier. However, tastes good and only 2 a pint on Friday and Saturdays now - as are all the other drinks I might add. Seems there's new management in here and they're really making a go of it. Toilets have been fixed and are clean, pleasant atmosphere; worth a go!
Mr_FRISKY - 26 Sep 2006 18:19
It was like a petrol station inside. I had to wait ages for a rather ordinary pint, TV screens were good if that's your lot.

Why is it spelt Hog's Head? This surely means Hog is head? I thought a hogshead was a large cask. Sums it up really.
playfair - 8 Sep 2006 11:38
Ought to mention they are no longer charging to get in. The Bombadier is superb when they remember to clean the pipes. Not good at this and they keep running out on a Saturday. I ask you. Probably best place in Aylesbury on a Friday night when they have the DJ in... not that that's saying a lot. Auschwitz gas chambers have more life than Aylesbury on a Friday night.
Mr_FRISKY - 9 Aug 2006 18:27
A really cool pub. Staff are friendly and prices are'nt too bad. A good plce to drink and socialize. Notice they are holding a social poker league on tuesdays which looks interesting.
anonymous - 29 Jul 2006 12:10
Great live bands and DJs. Definately one of the best venues in Aylesbury and well worth a quid! Staff are always up for it, dancing on the bar etc. and I usually get served within 5 minutes, even on a packed Saturday night.
Mushroom - 23 Mar 2006 00:37
While I do like this pub, it has started charging a quid to get in on Friday and Saturday nights. What does it offer that the King's Head, the Harrow or the Hobgoblin doesn't? Nothing. Therefore, if it is a Friday or a Saturday then I'd head to the above, in that order. Failing that, go next door to Yates. The beer may not be as good by but by heck the women are - better quality and more of them if you stick around till eleven.
Mr_FRISKY - 15 Feb 2006 18:42
Had Bombadier on last time I was in there. Tasted lovely. Some rather tasty bar-maids working here too. Always good when skirt is scarce (everyday execpt last Friday / Saturday of each month.) Damn good latte in here too, although they call it a lar-tay.

Some of the women are pretty scary in here, although that's Aylesbury all over. It is no coincidence that Hammer Films were made around there.
Mr_FRISKY - 21 Oct 2005 17:58
The only ale I saw there when i went a fortnight ago was Youngs bitter (which was on the turn...). Nice location but didn't really sell itself to me.
Quinno - 23 Aug 2005 23:40
this is the best pub in town the weekend nights are fantastic with a great atmosphere. quick and good service. the dj plays all the best funky house tunes and new ones that are coming out soon. well worth a visit.
billy1594 - 18 May 2005 22:34
Comfortable daytime and early evening pub. Ideal for a relaxing lunchtime pint whilst reading a paper/magazine or for a swift drink before going to the (next door but one) cinema. Compare it to the Yates's next door and it doesn't look so bad. Beer is ok with occasional ale "festivals".
Linael - 7 Feb 2005 22:18
Well what can I say, it's yet another chain "pub". If you like to go to exactly the same pub no matter where you are in the country then this is the one for you, though once you hit the evening all the flashing lights and dodgy club music comes in and any sort of pub atmosphere goes out the window as more and more alcopops get chugged down. If thats what you awant then this place is great. Unfortunately for me I like a place to have a little character and for it not to forget that it isn't a club. Those of you with personalities out there, you have been warned....
anonymous - 20 Dec 2004 11:11
Wow this place is well cool. Full of tarty birds (which I like!).
anonymous - 15 Dec 2004 21:49
One of the few pubs with decent ale in Aylesbury. Well, reasonable ale anyway, which is about as good as Aylesbury gets.

Better now the big screen and pool table are in. Can get busy on odd nights so worth a visit if everywhere else seems dead.
Mr Frisky - 11 Dec 2003 17:24

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